PPL Center

Allentown, PA - Arena

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PPL Center is a state-of-the-art multipurpose venue in downtown Allentown, PA. The arena seats more than 10,000 for concerts and more than 8,500 for Lehigh Valley Phantoms professional hockey games, making it the region's largest events venue. The amenities-packed PPL Center hosts more than 150 events each year, offering something for everyone, including the Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers, live concerts, family shows, trade shows, figure skating events, youth sports, high school and collegiate events, Disney on Ice, conferences, graduations and many more events. PPL Center is currently the main catalyst to the revitalization and growth of downtown Allentown. Spectra provides the Venue Management, Food Services and Hospitality, and Partnerships divisions at PPL Center.

Venue Snapshot

Spectra Divisions

Food Services & Hospitality
Venue Management


701 Hamilton St.,
Allentown, PA 18101

Services Provided

  • Pre-Opening
  • Complete Venue Management Services
  • Spectra Food Services & Hospitality
  • Partnerships - Premium Seating Sales
  • Partnerships - Naming Rights
  • Partnerships - Sponsorship Sales

Venue Facts

  • Venue Capacity:
    - 360 Concert: 9,720
    - End Stage Concert: 8,575
    - Half House Concert: 4,302
    - ¾ House Concert: 6,603
    - Hockey: 8,420
  • Premium Seating: The Morning Call Club
    -1,065 Club Seats
    -Open during every event for Club Seat holders to conveniently purchase food and beverages, along with access to private restrooms
    - A versatile space utilized for corporate meetings, receptions, networking events, and the Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
    - 8 Loge Suites - Maximum Capacity per Suite: 7-8 people
  • Premium Seating: BB&T Executive Suite Levels
    - 26 Executive Suites - Maximum Capacity per Suite: 22 people
    - 6 Party Suites - Maximum Capacity per Suite: 30-48 people
    - 4 Ice Suites - Maximum Capacity per Suite: 29 people
  • Premium Seating: BSI Corporate Benefits Ice Level Party Suite
    - Party Suite located outside of the Phantoms Locker Room - 49 seats located in Section 108
    - Offers exclusive access to high-five the Phantoms players as they take the ice
    - A unique rental space perfect for presentations, corporate meetings, and private events - Maximum Capacity: 49 people
  • Premium Seating: Bud Light and Legacy Auto Body Party Decks
    - Available for rent for all Phantoms home games - Maximum Capacity: 22 people
  • Premium Seating: Sky Lounge
    - Available for rent for all Phantoms home games - Food included with rental
    - Maximum Capacity: 150-200 people - Minimum Capacity: 44 people

Notable Events & Accomplishments

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Lehigh Valley Phantoms, AHL Affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers

Established in 1996, the Phantoms spent their first 13 seasons at the Spectrum in Philadelphia before re-locating to Glens Falls, New York in 2009 where the team spent the next five seasons as the Adirondack Phantoms. A new era of Phantoms hockey began in the fall of 2014 when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms began play at the state-of-the-art PPL Center.
Lehigh Valley Phantoms Website

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Notable Events include

- Nominated by Pollstar as "Best new concert venue" in 2015
- Major concerts include: Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Elton John, James Taylor, Jason Aldean, Ozzy Osbourne, The Eagles, Tom Petty, Twenty One Pilots, Trans-Siberian Orchestra
- First stop on Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour consisting of 300+ cities across five continents - Recognized as PACnet's 2019 Event of the Year
- Selected to host the 2017 American Hockey League All-Star Classic
- Selected to host the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Regional in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023, and 2025

"Spectra is the expert in hosting and entertainment. They have many experienced leaders who truly know what it takes to deliver an incredible experience from a player's perspective, a team owner's perspective, and most importantly for us, a customer's experience." - Jim Brooks, Owner, BDH Development and Lehigh Valley Phantoms

Notable Venue Information

- Hosts more than 150 events and 500,000 guests annually
- Ranked by VenuesNow as a "Top Spot" across the Mid-Atlantic Region
- Consistently ranked by Pollstar as third-highest Pennsylvania arena for tickets sold
- Three restaurants accessible from the arena concourse: Chickie's & Pete's, 99 Bottles, and Tim Hortons
- Conveniently connected to the Marriott Renaissance Allentown Hotel